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  1. Content type: Research

    Experiences at sexual debut may be linked to reproductive health later in life. Additionally, young women with older sexual partners may be at greater risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. This stu...

    Authors: Anu Manchikanti Gómez, Ilene S Speizer, Heidi Reynolds, Nancy Murray and Harry Beauvais

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:8

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  2. Content type: Research

    Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to treat infertility have been available for nearly three decades. There have been a number of systematic comparisons of the health and development of ART-conceived wit...

    Authors: Jane RW Fisher, Karin Hammarberg, HW Gordon Baker and John C McBain

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:7

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  3. Content type: Research

    To identify all the records within the Brazilian Hospital Information System (HIS) that contained information suggestive of severe maternal morbidity (near miss); to describe the diagnoses and procedures used;...

    Authors: Maria H Sousa, Jose G Cecatti, Ellen E Hardy and Suzanne J Serruya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:6

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  4. Content type: Research

    The purpose of the study was to evaluate inter- and intra-observer variability in sonographic measurements of the cross-sectional area of the umbilical cord and the diameters of its vessels in low-risk pregnan...

    Authors: Cristiane Barbieri, Jose G Cecatti, Carla E Souza, Emilio F Marussi and Jose V Costa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:5

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  5. Content type: Review

    The ICPD agenda of reproductive health was declared as the most comprehensive one, which had actually broadened the spectrum of reproductive health and drove the states to embark upon initiatives to improve re...

    Authors: Farina G Abrejo, Babar T Shaikh and Sarah Saleem

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:4

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  6. Content type: Research

    We describe reproductive health issues among pregnant women in a rural area of Kenya with a high coverage of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and high prevalence of HIV (15%).

    Authors: Anna M van Eijk, Kim A Lindblade, Frank Odhiambo, Elizabeth Peterson, Evallyne Sikuku, John G Ayisi, Peter Ouma, Daniel H Rosen and Laurence Slutsker

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2008 5:1

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Poor response to ovarian stimulation with exogenous gonadotrophins occurs in 9–24% of women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, which represents an estimated 4000–10,000 women per year in the UK...

    Authors: Sesh K Sunkara, Arri Coomarasamy, Yakoub Khalaf and Peter Braude

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:12

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  8. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) at baseline and at 18 and 36 months of use of etonogestrel (ENG)-and levonorgestrel (LNG)-releasing contraceptive implants. This is a continuati...

    Authors: Cecilia Monteiro-Dantas, Ximena Espejo-Arce, Jeffrey F Lui-Filho, Arlete M Fernandes, Ilza Monteiro and Luis Bahamondes

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:11

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  9. Content type: Research

    Episiotomy is the surgical enlargement of the vaginal orifice by an incision of the perineum during the second stage of labor or just before delivery of the baby. During the 1970s, it was common to perform an ...

    Authors: Ratchadawan Sooklim, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Pisake Lumbiganon, Witoon Prasertcharoensuk, Jeerichuda Pattamadilok, Kanok Seekorn, Chompilas Chongsomchai, Prakai Pitak and Sukanya Chansamak

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:10

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  10. Content type: Review

    Traditional patterns relating to how to handle pregnancy and birth are often challenged due to migration. The purpose of this study was to describe Middle Eastern mothers' experiences of the maternal health ca...

    Authors: Pernilla Ny, Lars Plantin, Elisabeth D Karlsson and Anna-Karin Dykes

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:9

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  11. Content type: Research

    Cervical cancer is the most common female cancer in Uganda. Over 80% of women diagnosed or referred with cervical cancer in Mulago national referral and teaching hospital have advanced disease. Plans are under...

    Authors: Twaha Mutyaba, Elisabeth Faxelid, Florence Mirembe and Elisabete Weiderpass

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:4

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  12. Content type: Research

    Despite efforts to assure high methodological standards, systematic reviews may be affected by publication bias. The objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of publication bias in a collection o...

    Authors: João P Souza, Cynthia Pileggi and José G Cecatti

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:3

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  13. Content type: Research

    In 2002, cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of death in Mexico. Quantitative techniques allowed for the identification of socioeconomic, behavioral and biological characteristics that are part of it...

    Authors: Blanca E Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Laura L Tirado-Gómez, Alejandro Mohar-Betancourt and Malaquías López-Cervantes

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:2

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  14. Content type: Research

    The 100% Jeune youth social marketing program in Cameroon aims to address the high STI/HIV prevalence rates and the high levels of unwanted pregnancy. This study evaluates the 100% Jeune program, analyzing its re...

    Authors: Andrea Plautz and Dominique Meekers

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2007 4:1

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare ulcerative skin disease. The diagnosis is based on clinical features and excluding other causes of skin ulcers, as it does not have characteristic histopathology or laboratory fi...

    Authors: Franyke Banga, Nico Schuitemaker and Piet Meijer

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:9

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  16. Content type: Research

    To find out about the prenatal diagnosis rate of myelomeningocele (MMC) by ultrasound scan in patients referred to the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Tehran, Iran from July 2004 to July 2005.

    Authors: Syed Shuja Kazmi, Farideh Nejat, Parvin Tajik and Hadi Roozbeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:6

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  17. Content type: Research

    The Tibetan Delek Hospital is a small general hospital providing primary and secondary care for the Tibetan refugee community and the local Indian population in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, North India. In a ...

    Authors: Stewart W Mercer, Katherine Sevar and Tsetan D Sadutshan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:4

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Medical literature has increasingly reported cases of maternal brain death during pregnancy. This is a rare situation which demands the decision and, depending on the gestational age, the implementation of a s...

    Authors: João P Souza, Antonio Oliveira-Neto, Fernanda Garanhani Surita, José G Cecatti, Eliana Amaral and João L Pinto e Silva

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:3

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  19. Content type: Research

    Improving maternal health is one of the UN Millennium Development Goals. We assessed provision and use of antenatal services and delivery care among women in rural Kenya to determine whether women were receivi...

    Authors: Anna M van Eijk, Hanneke M Bles, Frank Odhiambo, John G Ayisi, Ilse E Blokland, Daniel H Rosen, Kubaje Adazu, Laurence Slutsker and Kim A Lindblade

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:2

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  20. Content type: Research

    Stillbirth rate is an important indicator of access to and quality of antenatal and delivery care. Obtaining overall estimates across various regions of the world is not straightforward due to variation in def...

    Authors: Lale Say, Allan Donner, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Monica Taljaard and Gilda Piaggio

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2006 3:1

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  21. Content type: Research

    Despite being a preventable disease, cervical cancer claims the lives of almost half a million women worldwide each year. India bears one-fifth of the global burden of the disease, with approximately 130,000 n...

    Authors: Rasha Dabash, Jyoti Vajpayee, Martha Jacob, Ilana Dzuba, Nisha Lal, Jan Bradley and LB Prasad

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:11

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  22. Content type: Research

    To determine the frequency of near-miss (severe acute maternal morbidity) and the nature of near-miss events, and comparatively analysed near-miss morbidities and maternal deaths among pregnant women managed o...

    Authors: Olufemi T Oladapo, Adewale O Sule-Odu, Adetola O Olatunji and Olusoji J Daniel

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:9

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  23. Content type: Research

    To evaluate whether the introduction of a strict protocol based on the systemic evaluation of critically ill pregnant women with complications of hypertension affected the outcome of those women.

    Authors: Hennie Lombaard, Robert C Pattinson, Fèbè Backer and Peter Macdonald

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:7

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  24. Content type: Case report

    The medical literature has reported an increase in myomectomy during caesarean section in the past decade. However, myomectomy performed during pregnancy remains a rarity. The management of uterine fibroids du...

    Authors: Chisara Umezurike and Paul Feyi-Waboso

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:6

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  25. Content type: Review

    China has a national policy regulating the number of children that a woman is allowed to have. The central concept at the individual level application is "illegal pregnancy". The purpose of this article is to ...

    Authors: Elina Hemminki, Zhuochun Wu, Guiying Cao and Kirsi Viisainen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:5

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  26. Content type: Research

    The number, rates and causes of early neonatal deaths in South Africa were not known. Neither had modifiable factors associated with these deaths been previously documented. An audit of live born infants who d...

    Authors: Robert Pattinson, David Woods, David Greenfield and Sithembiso Velaphi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:4

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Spontaneous monochorionic triamniotic pregnancy is rare and is at increased risk for pregnancy complications. The presence of an anomalous fetus further complicates the management.

    Authors: Ahmet Gul, Halil Aslan, Altan Cebeci, Yavuz Ceylan and Ali Ismet Tekirdag

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2005 2:2

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  28. Content type: Review

    Imprinted genes exhibit a parent-of-origin specific pattern of expression. Such genes have been shown to be targets of molecular defects in particular genetic syndromes such as Beckwith-Wiedemann and Angelman ...

    Authors: Ariane Paoloni-Giacobino and J Richard Chaillet

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2004 1:6

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  29. Content type: Research

    Proper management of patients with Kallmann syndrome (KS) allows them to attain a normal reproductive health. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the presentation modalities, phenotypes and the modes o...

    Authors: Mousa A AbuJbara, Hanan A Hamamy, Nadim S Jarrah, Nadima S Shegem and Kamel M Ajlouni

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2004 1:5

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